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Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Shadow Puppet Tutorial

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Okay, so there’s a bird, a turtle in love with a river rock, a dinosaur with antennae, an ambient lawn light, an ex-girlfriend, a mock turtle, a bat sleeping upright, and a giant hummingbird riding a whale.

Not sure of the original Japanese artist who created this, but he’s got nothing on these guys.

[Image found here. I enhanced it a tad.]

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My Girl Is Red Hot Links

Sunday, 19 May 2019


Check out the 1st link here. (Thanks, Stacy.)


Ronnie Hawkins‘ girl is red hot, but your gal ain’t doodley squat. Just sayin’.


Can’t promote religion in public school except for this one.

“At least be forthright about your desire to subvert and dismantle our democracy into a creepy theological order led by a mad king.” -NY Rep. Alexandria Occasional Cortex


School lunch lady did the right thing and got fired for it.
[UPDATE: There’s more to the story.]

Lunch Lady action figure demonstration.


Woman gets suspended from FaceBook for posting easily verifiable facts.


From The Irony Department: Every Pro-Abortion advocate in history was not aborted. TRUE.


The Myths of the Minimum Wage. Yeah, I did my own research in 2014.

The Myths of Gasoline Pricing. Yeah I did my own research in 2009.


Need Bingo stuff? Here you go.


ZAP!


[Top Image:  Great Gift Idea from here, via here. More great gift ideas here.]

Saturday Matinee – Lake Street Dive, Ry Cooder & Cats Puking To Techno

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Lake Street Dive sings “Take On Me.
That’s not A-ha’s version, but it’s a lot better. At least she doesn’t have to hike up her chonies to hit the high notes. The bass player is hot and the trumpet dweeb is killer.

Ry Cooder is a classic American guitarist. You’ve heard his stuff even if you don’t know his name. Watch for Harry Dean Stanton in this clip.

Cats puking to Techno is awesome [via].

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow, but before you go, click this.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 585 – Pizza Face Belch, No Running In The House Cat & Your Time Is Up.

Friday, 17 May 2019

[2nd & 3rd .gifs found here and here. Top .gif was created from video found here, uploaded to Giphy, stole it back since they don’t give credit or allow downloading anymore, messed with it using JASC Animation Shop. Background story here.]

The All-In-One Radio Of The Future ca.1935

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

This telephone, radio, video, news link, photo transmitter/receiver, printer included a “Like” function to transmit audio applause. It was an all-in-one Victrola on steroids, a paleo Smart Phone that went up to 11.

[Images found here and here. More here.]

Mother’s Day Hot Links

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Arthur C. Clarke‘s predictions in 1974 (45 years ago). Wow.

What happens in the dishwasher stays in the dishwasher.

Fun Facts To Know And Tell 1:
President Reagan once gave a speech about manure.

Fun Facts To Know And Tell 2:
It all has to do with electrons. Mammals need iron for energy. Octopi need copper for the same reason and their is blood greenish-blue rather than red.

Fun Facts To Know And Tell 3:
WWII fighter pilot Jack C. Taylor (1922-2016) retired from the military in 1945 and started a successful car leasing business in 1948. He named it after one of the aircraft carriers he flew missions from – the USS Enterprise.

Octopus Hentai Fail. Girl got her cheek beak bit (and no, she wasn’t trying to eat it). [Update: Sources say she WAS trying to eat it.]

I didn’t like Never-Trumper Ben Shapiro before, and now I like him even less. What a snot.


Great Green Globs” as sung by Penn Gillette in 1994. It’s slightly different from what I remember:

Great big globs of greasy grimy gopher guts,
Dirty little birdy feet, mutilated monkey meat,
French fried eyeballs dipped in kerosene:
That’s what I had for lunch.

“All mixed up with all-purpose porpoise pus?” Nice addition. The differences are probably regional.


[Top image: “The Conversation” – William McGregor Paxton, 1940, found here.]

Robert H. Keaton’s Contribution To The World: The Music Typing Machine

Monday, 6 May 2019

It’s an interesting arrangement that gives the Keaton Music Typewriter its distinctive look. In terms of engineering, thanks to a curved meter on the left that Keaton called the Scale Shift Handle and Scale Shift Indicator, it’s easy to control exactly where the notes and characters fall on the page. By moving the handle up or down a notch, the typewriter adjusts to print 1/24 inch in either direction. Moving one notch up or down will cause the character to fall one musical step either way.

It appears that the typed sheet music in the museum display (the 2nd image) is turned 90 degrees from the way the machine types, or perhaps it’s a different model.

[Images and text found here; Original Patent here; Video here.]

Saturday Matinee – Claude Fontaine, Jerry Reed & CSN&Y – Kent State Day

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Bunkessa suggested I post Claude Fontaine. Nice stereotypical reggae groove, but her fake wispy voice kinda turns me off.

I’d rather hear this.

Jerry Reed was a hoot.

Then something happened on 4 May 1970 and a bunch of morons chimed in, like these guys:

Took me a long time to realize that CSN&Y were nothing more than a bunch of musically talented idiots.

See you back here tomorrow.

“YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Gandalf the Turquoise.

[Found here.]

Still Shot circa 1900 [updated]

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

He was a musician as well.

[Found here.]

[UPDATE: That’s not a still. It’s apparently a steam engine. See comments below.]


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